IPA House Arresøhus, Frederiksværk, North Zealand, Denmark

20 Mar 2019

Arresøhus is located in North Zealand next to Denmark's largest lake, Arresø. The oldest part of Arresøhus was built about 140 years ago as a residence for the staff of the army. In 1957, the house was taken over by the local government and used as a town hall until 1991. IPA Denmark’s Region 6 bought the house in 1993 and after minor renovation, the house was named IPA Arresøhus and officially inaugurated on 4 March 1994.


IPA Arresøhus covers 258 square meters and has 3 levels. A total of 14 bedrooms (3 single rooms, 5 double rooms and 5 4-bed rooms, as well as toilets and bathrooms) accommodating 35 people are available, plus 15 guest beds.

The ground floor benefits from a large living room with sofas, TV, DVD player and a laptop. A projector with a large screen, and for educational purposes a whiteboard are provided. Wireless Internet access is available throughout the house.

The dining room with facilities for 50 people and a cosy bar with draft beer, and a kitchen with 2 ceramic stoves, ovens, 2 fridge / freezers, coffee makers and an industrial dishwasher, are located in the basement. Further bathroom and toilet facilities are also located in the basement.

Location and sightseeing opportunities

IPA Arresøhus is located in the forest, and a short walk leads along a path through the woods to the edge of lake Arresø, to an observation post with posters of the local birdlife.

In summertime, it is possible to board a tourist boat for a tour with the MS Frederikke around the lake, sailing past 5 villages and local churches. From the IPA house, it is only a 15-minute walk to the centre of Frederiksværk, which has a lively market.

Furthermore you can visit the charming fishing and holiday village of Gilleleje and the seaside resort Tisvildeleje.

Copenhagen, the Danish capital, is also worth a visit. Amongst the many sights, it is possible to visit the Police Museum in Nørrebro. As for shopping, Copenhagen has it all! Last, but not least, you should not forget to visit the Tivoli, an amusement park founded in 1845 in the centre of Copenhagen.

Contact Details & Bookings:

  • Manager:      Erik Bryld
  • Address:       Arresødalvej 101, DK - 3300 Frederiksværk
  • Tel:               +45 4020 4214; mobile: +45 40 20 42 14
  • email:                     bookingarresoehus@ipa-dk.dk
  • Enquiries:     Enquiries & bookings can be made electronically via the website


Vossie Vos, SCC Commission Member and President IPA South Africa